Open Juried Show : “The Devil in the Straight Line”

Sponsored by International Encaustic Artists

Venue: Bakehouse Art Complex, Audrey Love Gallery Miami, Florida
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2014
October 6-14, 2014
Curators: Flo Bartell and Lola Baltzell 

Reception and 2nd Friday Artwalk: October 10, 2014 Juror: Henning Haupt
The reception coincides with the Second Friday Artwalk. Typically attendance is 350 patrons, and the artists in the complex have open studios.
2D Minimum: 12 inches on shortest side.
All work must fit through the gallery doors which are 81 inches tall and 65 inches wide. 3D work must stand securely on the floor, or on a 36- inch square standing pedestal. If accepted work is to be suspended from the ceiling, or otherwise requires special handling for installation, the artist must be present for and aid in the installation.

Curatorial Statement

This open juried show, entitled “The Devil in the Straight Line,” is inspired by Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the best- known late 20thcentury artists. This iconoclastic, nature-loving, artist created zany masterpieces of unruly shapes and vibrant color, expressions of a powerful idealism that compelled people to think out of the box.

Hundertwasser’s approach has been described as“Gegen die gerade Linie”, against the straight line. He considered straight lines “the devil’s tools,” associating them with the ills of modern civilization: coldness and sterility of industrial design, detachment from nature, and cruelty of wars fought with machines. Straight lines he thought immoral and atheistic as painting is a religious experience. There are no straight lines in nature.

Encaustic painting lends itself beautifully to Hundertwasser’s ideals. For “The Devil in the Straight Line,” the juror will select work for this exhibition that reflects the beauty of Hundertwasser’s undulating lines and riots of color. Miami is also the perfect setting for dynamic, colorful expression.


The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC), located in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, Florida, is a leading center for creativity in South Florida. It is a designated area of Miami comprising over 50 galleries, alternative spaces, private collections and museums. This exhibition will be in the Audrey Love Gallery which is 2400 square feet.

Since it’s inception in 1986, the Bakehouse Art Complex has provided emerging and mid-career artist with the opportunity to creatively explore and develop their artistic endeavors. The uniqueness of the BAC is its ability to provide an engaging environment to its artist by inspiring and encouraging each other, and informing and attracting new artists.

The BAC is a wonderful place to enjoy local contemporary art. Currently comprised of 70 studios, two galleries, project room, classroom, print room, photo lab, ceramic kiln area, woodworking and welding areas, the extensive facility offerings allow artists to discover, cross-over or integrate new media into their work.

Open 7 days a week, the Bakehouse offers patrons a rare glimpse into the artists' creative world and an opportunity for visitors to meet our culturally diverse and talented community of over 70 contemporary artists! With monthly rotating exhibitions, the BAC attracts and involves new audiences into the contemporary and culturally enriching world of the visual arts, and continues to be an accessible vital resource to the diverse and dynamic South Florida art community and its patrons.


International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that was founded in 2005. IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art. The membership of IEA includes approximately 450 artists spanning three continents with members in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and artists in Mexico, Europe and Asia.


The juror will be Henning Haupt. He is a Florida-based German artist and educator. His work explores the relationships between visual color space and the tangible architectural space in drawings, paintings and installations. With an academic and practical background in art and in architecture, Haupt teaches at the Florida Atlantic University classes on Color, Material and Space and Architectural Design Studios. Previously he taught at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany.

Haupt received a Diploma of Architecture from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany, and undertook postgraduate studies in the Masters Program at the Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He completed his praxis-based Ph.D. on artistic design strategies titled “Color Experiments - Integration of painted color spaces in an architectural design process” in 2008.

Haupt’s exhibits and installations “Drawing Lines – Making Space” Coral Springs Museum of Art 2014 and “The Return of the Magenta” The Projects, Fort Lauderdale, 2012 were funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts through the CIP program of the Broward County Cultural Council.

Haupt was awarded with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in the visual arts in 2013 exhibited in “Who am I to you?” the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibit 2013 at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale.

Exhibition Dates:

October 6 - 14, 2014.


Open to all encaustic artists working in hot wax.

Entry Deadline:

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 EDT on Friday, August 1, 2014


All 2D and 3D encaustic work, including artist books, is eligible. All 2D work must be ready to hang with wire in place (no saw tooth or other types of hangers). All work submitted must have been created within the past two (2) years.

Size/weight restrictions:

2D Maximum: 6 feet on longest side

Entry fees (non-refundable):

IEA members: $25 for up to 3 images, $5 for each additional image up to 6 total. Non-members: $35 for up to 3 images, $5 for each additional image up to 6 total. Membership must be current at the time of entry and remain current through the end of the show in order for artists to be eligible for the member rate.

Preparation of artist entries:

Each artist may submit up to 6 color (RGB) images of their work. Each image should be 72 dpi, 1024 pixels on the longest side, JPEG format, and maximum quality.

Please include the title, size, year made and materials used for each work.

Jurying process:

Artwork will be blind-juried online from the images submitted to Entrythingy at

Artist notification:

Artists will be notified of acceptance on Monday, September 1, 2014. At the time of the hanging of the exhibition, the curators reserve the right to decline work that differs significantly from the submitted imagery.


All selected artists’ work must be for sale. 70% of the selling price will go to the artist. 20% of the selling price goes to Bakehouse Art Complex and 10% goes to IEA.

Shipping and Hand Delivery Deadline:

All accepted work must be delivered to Bakehouse Art Complex Gallery (Audrey Love Gallery) between Monday September 29 and Friday October 3 between 10AM and 5PM.

Bakehouse Art Center Audrey Love Gallery 561 NW 32nd Street Miami, FL 33127

All shipped work must be delivered in sturdy, re-usable packing materials/containers, which will be used for return shipping. All work received must be accompanied by a pre-paid, bar-coded return shipping label. Work that is hand-delivered must also be packed in sturdy, reusable containers.

Please note: IEA is unable to return work that is not accompanied by a pre-paid, bar-coded return shipping label.


While artwork will be handled with utmost care during the exhibition, neither Bakehouse Art Complex nor IEA is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork while it is en route to and from the gallery. Artists may wish to insure their own work during shipping and throughout the show.

Pick up/Return:

Please note that it is the responsibility of the individual artist to hand-deliver or ship their work both to and from Bakehouse Art Complex. Work that is hand-delivered must be picked up on Wednesday October 15 and Thursday October 16, 2014 between the hours of 10AM- 5PM. Work must include a pre-paid shipping label (must show bar code to be pre-paid) for return of any unsold work.

Work that does not include a valid return-shipping label will not be returned. Any artwork left for 30 days or more becomes the property of IEA at it’s sole discretion.

Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all terms enumerated in this prospectus, including a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. All of the conditions must be met or work will not be accepted. 

Click HERE to submit your entry!